Nintendo Power is a discontinued news and strategy magazine which was initially published in-house monthly by Nintendo of America, and later run independently. In December 2007, Nintendo contracted publishing duties to Future US, the U.S. subsidiary of British publisher Future. It had one of the longest lifespans of all video game magazines in the United States and Canada, and was Nintendo's official magazine in North America. On August 21, 2012, Nintendo announced that it would not be renewing their licensing agreement with Future Publishing, and that Nintendo Power would cease publication in December 2012. The final volume, Volume 285, was released on December 11, 2012.